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I was the original developer of that version of the Research Project
Calculator linked from Sourceforge, several years ago when I worked for
Minitex. Their public installation is at https://rpc.elm4you.org and is
avaliable for anyone to try out. We also run an instance of it at the Univ
of Minnesota, but it's behind a login.
I've put a little bit of new development into it here and there over the
past year to modernize a few things. That's happening over at
https://github.com/ac-rpc/ac-rpc-core in the 'experimental' branch.
Chiefly, it's still missing adequate testing to be able graduate out of
Over the years, a few other institutions have brought up their own
instances successfully, using custom authentication plugins.
The RPC at Minitex was (and probably still is) used extensively, since a
lot of K-12 instructors in the state incorporated it into their
On Fri, 23 Jan 2015, Jason Stirnaman said:
> One of our librarians came across K-State's Assignment Planner http://www.lib.k-state.edu/apps/ap/
> which is based on Minnesota/Minitex's http://sourceforge.net/projects/research-calc/
> We're curious to hear:
> 1. some anecdotes as to how much use this kind of service gets and
> 2. if there are worthy alternatives (free or fee)?
> Contact me directly if you prefer.
> Jason Stirnaman, MLS
> Application Development, Library and Information Services, IR
> University of Kansas Medical Center
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